Moving to the audio portion of our program, here's a snippet of a recording I made of some birds and one somewhat faraway cow.
A couple of days later, in the evening after a drenching downpour flooded my mom's backyard & the surrounding fields, many frogs near & far were serenading anyone who'd listen. In this next recording, there were also fireworks booming from towards the James River (maybe part of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary celebration?) some 10 or 15 miles away. Later on, dogs joins the choir.
Meanwhile, field recordists are picking up cool sounds from all over. Like Quiet American's collection of short soundscapes called one minute vacation.